Democratic AGs, climate change groups colluded on prosecuting dissenters, emails show

In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters.

Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Climate Accountability Institute’s Matt Pawa spent 45 minutes each providing talking points behind the scenes on “the imperative of taking action now” and “climate change litigation,” according to a cache of emails released over the weekend by the free market Energy & Environmental Legal Institute.

For climate change groups, the New York press event was the culmination of four years of planning and advocacy in support of an explosive proposition: using the legal system to link fossil fuel firms and others challenging the catastrophic global warming consensus to fraud and even racketeering, the emails and other documents show.

The effort paid off. At the press conference, which included former Vice President Al Gore, a coalition of 16 Democratic attorneys general and one independent — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker — announced that they would use the power of state government to explore legal avenues to challenge climate change dissent.

Four of the attorneys general have reportedly launched investigations into Exxon Mobil Corp., and Mr. Walker has issued a subpoena for 10 years worth of climate change documents and communications from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank.

33 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Korean_Vet says:

    There’s no Way to Correct the Lies from Rich Politicians By being Brief-! So I
    Must Deny Their Lies-! —-“Cold Facts On The Truth of Global Warming-!”——
    #1-Co2 is a heavier gas that normally doesn’t “Float Upwards”-! At altitudes
    above 20,000–temperatures are under 40 degrees-! #2-Cars are strangely
    Absent–at this Altitude & Cold Region-! There’s no Factories, no Coal-fired
    Power Plants in this High Region-! There isn’t any animals that normally live
    above 20,000 ft.-! #3-18,000 commercial Jet-Liners visit this cold-thin
    Atmosphere–each Day-! #4–The Jet-Liners’ Engines do carry Co2 Gases
    into this upper atmosphere-! Most of the Co2 Gases here, were transported
    by Aircraft, not by cars, nor by Factories, nor by Coal-Fired Power Plants-!
    Our deposits of Co2 Gas have become a “majority” in this ‘thin atmosphere’
    Region-! #5-Hot Co2 Gas heated by Jets normally “Goes Up & Gets Stuck”
    above these Cold-Air Layers-! #6-Can Idiots & their books on the ground–
    Change any of the Above Facts-!?? You must understand that a Jet-Liner
    uses more fuel during just it’s “Take-Off” than 500 cars-! The size of One
    Jet Engine-Exhaust compare to a car’s tail-pipe–is clearly seen by a 4 yr-old,
    you don’t need a PhD to realize the difference-! Almost anything that is done
    on the ground–will not change the fact that the majority of these “Green-
    House” Gases were carried into the “Upper-Atmosphere” by Jet-Liners-!
    Those gases that were already “Deposited” up there–will probably remain
    there, unless climate conditions say otherwise-! So now–the ‘Critical-
    Question’ can be asked–“Is there anything we can do about it-?! (That’s a
    “Loaded Question”–because no one wants to Do It-!) And yet, the answer
    is simple-! “Ground 1/2 of the commercial Jet-Liners & Reduce the number
    of Air-Ports”-! Believe me, I don’t like this Solution–either-! But the Idiots
    on the Ground–insist “We have to do something–to help raise ‘Our Taxes’-!”
    So they’ve used every EXCUSE to Do So-! The 18,000 commercial Jets
    are the #1 cause of the Co2 Pollution in the “Upper Atmosphere”-! I Found
    a Web-site, where the British Air Minister disclosed their “Scientific Study for
    2008”–which names this Jet-Travel as the “Top 12% & #1 Cause” to all Co2
    Pollutions in the Atmosphere-! Here’s an example (12% X 5 yrs = 60% )–a
    “Solid” Majority” of those Co2 Gases-! (Shock-!) That’s not what Al Gore
    Says-! “An Ounce of Brains–is worth a Ton of Bull-Chips”-! Obama was
    “Brain-Washed” by Al Gore-! He doesn’t like to read Facts-! Do cars in CA
    & FL affect KS & NY or their upper atmospheres-? Nope-! It’s the same
    answer for factories & power-plants in OH, VA, & Michigan-! Again-No-!
    (None of their Industries are based above 20,000 ft. above sea level-! )
    Yet, Obama wants to “Cap & Trade”–put ‘Fines’ on Electric & Gas
    Industries & buy ‘Credits’ by his standards, that gets “Rid of Nothing” &
    gives him “Lots of Taxes”–which trickles down to the average consumer–
    paid by the “Tax-Payers”, who make less than $90,000 per year-! You
    Tax-Payers get your ‘Hidden-Taxes’ raised by having your Electric & Gas
    Bills “Doubled”-! (Isn’t this the ‘Fair-Trade’ that Obama was talking about?)
    In a recent news-forum, Southwest Airlines stated their Jets made over 1.5
    million “Climbing Ascents” to Cruising Altitude–during one year’s time-!
    (This is like having 3 continuous “Freight-Trains” dumping “Box-Car” Loads
    of Co2 “Green-House” Gas in the Atmosphere-! ) Oh, Oceans & Volcanoes
    were #2 & #3 for the emissions of Co2 Gas–but you can’t stop those-either—-why are you so anxious to be “Taxed on the Free Air that you breathe”-?!
    –I Qualified By Flying Experience–“Flew in F-89 Interceptors in the USAF”-!

  • Lee says:

    Yup just like liberal idiots to throw a tantrum. You guys deny climate change we need to punish all of you. We really need to throw our law makers in jail for not abiding by the Constitution of the United States.

  • Dennis B Anderson says:

    There is more ice on the southern polar ice cap in 25 years. How about giving the american people back the money that was spent on this looser debacle. They are the ones who need to be prosecuted for forcing this story. The rest of the planet isnt on this thing? China has 30 years to comply with the clean air act not get lost or force the rest of them to get on board. Why donesnt Obama fire up the UN.

  • PC Bob says:

    Not only that, but the earth’s temperature has risen a scary 0.7 degrees C. since 1880! My gosh, in only 544 more years it will be 2.8 degrees C warmer than it was in 1880! OMG! The sky really IS falling! HELP!

  • Pat Enery says:

    Here’s a name for you legal experts. Dane Wigington. The more he gets deleted, the bigger he gets. The reason? He presents the facts. His is the side of the story the climate experts don’t want you to hear. Judge for yourselves.

  • Pat Enery says:

    Even this illegal judicial system cannot refute the ever growing & factually overwhelming evidence of deliberate geoengineering the weather for sinister purpose.

  • jerry young says:

    it only figures that they are all democrats, first they passed obamacare without any republicans and now they’re about to destroy the 1st amendment without any republicans, prosecuting someone for freedom of speech goes against the constitution and bill of rights

  • Vern Davis says:

    If these folks weren’t so scared of Obama they would admit that all this GW BS is BS. I have found quite a few articles about the GW fraud that was written by folks that know the truth.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    PONZI SCHEMES = BIG MONEY!! These are some more SICK PUPPIES!!

  • Rodger K. Shull says:

    Take that GAS BAG GORE out of the picture , an the rest will fall flat on their SORRY A$$ES, he has started to get a, fiendish look on his face, when he is talking about his Climate Change Scam. Maybe he will take himself out, with a STROKE or CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE .

  • Phil Esposito says:

    These people need to have their asses kicked. That is so anti-first amendment. They should be jailed and the key thrown away.

  • Patrick Driscoll says:

    That guy looks like tweety bird. He would not know a climate issue if it fell on him.

  • Patrick Driscoll says:

    Cant we send all these climate idiots to GITMO for some climate change and don’t forget the big zit in the WH.

    1. CintiCB says:

      It would be wonderful if someone, FINALLY, would ‘pop’ the zit.

    2. snowyriver says:

      I thought that was a family of coons in the white house.

  • snowyriver says:

    Global warming is here.. The seas have risen up to an inch a year since the time of Alexander the Great.. The pillars that stood at the entrance to Alexandria are under 60 ft of water.. Can man do anything to stop this warming? Well considering that the last two big volcanoes each emmitted more gasses into the air in one day each, than all the cars in the last 100 years.. Well maybe we better start with outlawing volcanoes. YUP that would be a good start.

    1. Macbeth says:

      I don’t understand why they aren’t using data collected since the Renaissance regarding the Earth’s orbit around the sun. Of course every thing is a little warmer. We’re nearing in the three years of our closest distance to the Sun. This also explains the rush to force people to accept their climate change crap. In another year and a half, we’ll start an orbital pattern that increases our distance from the Sun so the temps will start dropping, etc. They have a very narrow margin of time to make everyone accept their views so they can maximize their ROIs from the”clean air” industry. Because once those temps start dropping, their theory will be automatically debunked. Interestingly, we have about 6500 years until the next ice age. I wonder how they’ll exploit that. Back in the 70s & 80s, it was those terrible aerosol sprays making a hole in the ozone. The hole didn’t appear, so Al needed a crusade. He picked the greenhouse effect. In over two and a half decades, the only non- junk science disputes Al’s legacy. Thus the thorn in this administration’s side must be suppressed. Galdern those Founding Fathers and their First Amendment. It’s got to be suppressed so money can be made.

    2. PC Bob says:

      The climate is ALWAYS changing, it always has and it always will! We have warm days, now, but here in the St. Louis area we very seldom set any new heat records, though we may come close now and then. This does NOT mean the earth is getting much warmer! In any given geographic. area there will be warmer periods and there will be colder periods. The earths rock layers prove this, too. We humans are only now just BEGINNING to understand the forces that cause this, yet all of a sudden we are EXPERTS at it? Also, keep in mind, that you can always hire an ‘expert’ to PROVE anything you want to! The Warmers must pay really well! They have gone back and tried to change centuries old data and prove to us that the earth is getting HOOTER! Guess what? It’s NOT!

  • regulus30 says:

    it is NOT THE “DEMOCRATIC” party; [IT IS THE DEMOCRAT] if you have an ounce of sense and get anything from this article ; IT IS CERTAINLY that these fascists are NOT DEMOCRATIC. AMERICA YOU ARE DOOMED FOR AN ARMED INSURRECTION of your corrupt manipulative bastd666 government officials and all minions associated with them.

  • Francisco Machado says:

    Actions of the current administration, notably among them blatantly oppressive activities of the AGW cabal, would not at all be out of place in Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. In a number of ways Obama’s politics and his hunger for totalitarian control bear a strikingly reptilian similarity to the plot of the J.K. Rowling novel, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. How far are we from private conversations critical of AGW being banned? Groups of more than three persons considered suspect? Could I discuss the issue with one of the condemned scientist at the local pub, or are they already prisoners in Azkaban? Is this information that can no longer be published? Will the Sturmabteilung burst in to wreck the presses? Clandestine meetings of rebellious scientists raided? I seriously do fear what can happen to families when an eight year old speaks up in class, says “My dad doesn’t think carbon dioxide is responsible for climate change.” The term “reëducation” comes to mind. It wouldn’t surprise me if torture plays a role, or threats like “you’ll never see your children again.” There are, in this digital world of information availability, more ways of branding a person than using a heated iron..

  • mwood13 says:

    democrats do not believe in the constitution

    1. snowyriver says:

      Yup they elected and vetted into office someone who is not Constitutionally eligible for the office of president.

      1. mwood13 says:

        and the people we elected looked the other way

        1. snowyriver says:

          Yes.. All in office the day obama was vetted are guilty of a felon.. and also of not supporting their oath of office.. This is why there has been no news of this happening… All in office the day obama was sworn in need to be removed from office immediately.. no pension .. no severance pay.. and forced to pay back all the salary they have received since that day.

          1. Rodger K. Shull says:

            ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, the do not deserve nothing , but a BOOT IN THE A$$ on their way out the door,

  • knowledgeisgood says:

    So it’s like this, either except what they say, or be prosecuted?? That’s real American like, either except what the government say, or rot in jail, pay a fine, or whatever they choose to do to you for not believing the way they do. That sounds a lot like Fascism. MY, My, My what has America’s scum come to??

    1. CintiCB says:


  • Marine68 says:

    If they intend to prosecute Patriotic Citizens for not buying their nonsense, then maybe the Citizens should rise up and execute the vermin.

    1. CintiCB says:

      Where are we?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
      Nazi Germany?

    2. snowyriver says:

      Our Constitution gives us that right.

  • Jr1776 says:

    Now we can’t be skeptical about an opinion ? Well screw you people, you are morons.

  • David Stewart says:

    Wish these losers would smoke a better grade if dumbass!

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      I wish they’d try Anti-Freeze tea, one glass will do it!!

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